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MySQL conference begins in the midst of industry shifts

By Andy Oram
April 13, 2010

The conference comes at a time of unusual uncertainty and change for MySQL--and I'm not talking about the Oracle acquisition, which the community dealt with last year.

MySQL faster, better, and still unified: notes about Sun, Monty Widenius, Percona, and Drizzle

MySQL faster, better, and still unified: notes about Sun, Monty Widenius, Percona, and Drizzle
By Andy Oram
May 22, 2009

It might have seemed last week, with the announcement of the Open Database Alliance, that MySQL is forking. The ODA promises a "central clearinghouse for MySQL development" and claims to improve on areas where criticism has historically been aimed at MySQL AB/Sun: bug-fixing, performance, and community responsiveness. But what's going on behind the scenes is much more subtle and promises a much better outcome for MySQL.

MySQL 2009 conference wrap-up: news flash about Flash and other notes from the experts

MySQL 2009 conference wrap-up: news flash about Flash and other notes from the experts
By Andy Oram
April 24, 2009

MySQL conference wrap-up: Flash, cloud computing, managing large installations, the value of community, and how to fumble your way to winning the presidency.

MySQL conference begins: the resurgence of InnoDB and other current events

MySQL conference begins: the resurgence of InnoDB and other current events
By Andy Oram
April 22, 2009

I sense a bigger enterprise theme at the MySQL conference this year. The pride of putting up a PHP- or Rails-backed web site lies in the past; now people are concerned with scaling into the clouds (figuratively and literally) and ensuring absolute reliability.


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